Authorities believe the bogus bucks were meant to trick the ATM into believing it was carrying a full complement of cash but a bank official said that the machines were able to distinguish most of the fake bills from real ones.
It’s the wrong kind of play dough. The bogus bucks were rounded up in two separate incidents.
The play dough was found in the bottom of the suitcases of woman arriving from Medellin, Colombia.
New Yorkers are being warned of a new kind of counterfeit cash. It’s harder to spot, because the criminals start with the real thing before changing the bills’ value.